Invitation to a Birth-Earth Day Goat Party!

How often in your life might you be invited to a “Birthday Goat Party” on Earth Day?!  On top of that, one that is held at Rancho Obi-Wan, home to the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia displayed in renovated Petaluma chicken coops!

Back on April 22 we had the fortune of attending a party out at Rancho Obi-Wan in celebration of belly dance sister Anne’s birthday (she lives and works out at Obi-Wan), Earth Day and the arrival of several boer goats from Barlas Boer Goats.  Obi-Wan President & CEO Steve Sansweet was convinced by green-wise Anne that it would be earth-wise and $ wise (free vs $$$; nutrition for the soil, no toxic emissions, etc.) to invite Nancy Barlas’ boer goats out to the ranch for a few days to cut down the growth on their large piece of property.  Nancy arrived with about 14 goats, a fence to retain them in the area they were to feed, salt licks, and treats.  And we arrived to celebrate it all!


Rancho Obi-Wan is now considering their own permanent crew of live lawn mowers.  In the meantime, they’ve acquired three poultry hands to assist with the yard maintenance as well as provide a few good meals.  It’s been at least 50 years since these coops last saw any chickens around the property!

BTW, Rancho Obi-Wan applied for nonprofit status earlier this year as a museum.  If you are a Star Wars fan and haven’t been out there yet, do consider a tour some day or even holding a private event there.


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